‘Paranormal Captivity’ (aka ‘Dead Collections’) DVD To Be Released On September 23rd

COMING TO DVD ON SEPTEMBER 23RD

Starring:

Caitlyn Fletcher, Roberto Lombardi, Edward X. Young, Jerry Ross, Suzi Lorraine

Synopsis:

When Sarah is forced out of her home penniless, she has to move in with her funeral director Uncle. But strange things start to happen and she is caught in a world between the living and the dead, and the horrors around her may be more than just paranormal. Now, to escape death in this life, Sarah must embrace what she fears most – the entities from beyond the grave who are haunting her.

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‘Psychopathic Maniacs’ Gets September 23rd DVD Release Date

COMING TO DVD ON SEPTEMBER 23RD

Starring:

Jason Impey

Synopsis:

Terrifying stories from acclaimed Cult and Sexploitation director Jason Impey. Prepare for over THREE HOURS of Gruesome stories of Revenge, Sadism, Murder, Rape, Sexual Perversion, Hatred and more Gore than you can swing a cat at – all on the lowest budget possible. See blood-curdling and sadistic violence unleashed with the finale of an abused young lad taking revenge on his abusive parents in a grotesque cannibalistic orgy. Not for the squeamish, Psychopathic Maniacs is a collection of stories with victim after victim suffering at the hands of deranged Psychopathic Maniacs!

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‘Saving Grace’ Coming To DVD On September 16th

COMING TO DVD ON SEPTEMBER 16TH

Starring:

Mandy Bo, Jason Barbeck, Peter Coady

Synopsis:

Grace is a beautiful young nurse who lives a life of pain and anguish. Her addiction to heroin has forced the authorities to take away her daughter Jessica, and put her on the verge of losing her job at the hospital. Grace finds sickly solace at the end of a junkie’s needle as she burns the days away, lost in the darkness of despair. A near fatal overdose lands her in the very hospital that she works – but also into the hands of one of the hospital’s janitors, Clayton. He’s an odd survivalist who hunts rabbits on the weekends from an abandoned school deep in the desolate countryside. When Grace suddenly wakes up in the bowels of Clayton’s make-shift bunker, he tells her a bizarre story. One in which he has not only saved her from a life of drugs, but also from a terrible horror that has taken place out in the world itself and they may be the only survivors.

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Dick Smith: An Appreciation

Cinema has lost a true pioneer with the death of make up artist Dick Smith. Smith’s list of credits include a litany of modern cinema classics: Taxi Driver, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Amadeus (for which he won an Oscar), The Deer Hunter, Marathon Man, and Little Big Man. But it is for his contributions to genre films that his legacy will forever be remembered as he made the supernatural and the otherworldly very real (almost too real) for viewers. Smith began his career in television working for Dan Curtis on the cult T.V. series Dark Shadows and Curtis’s TV adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (where he specifically worked on Jack Palance’s transformation make up) before moving onto the big screen, creating horrifyingly beautiful work for House of Dark Shadows, The Sentinel, Exorcist II, Ghost Story, The Hunger, Poltergeist III,  Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, Death Becomes Her, and the remake of House on Haunted Hill. Smith’s extraordinary creations for The Exorcist, Altered States, and Scanners revolutionized the art and craft of makeup for horror and science fiction films. Smith’s ability to believably transform human anatomy into forms that should not exist in reality was his specialty, and he succeeded where few have. Perhaps only Lon Chaney’s work has had the same impact on the appreciation of the importance of make up for film and the realization that innovations in make up are more about wonder and artistry than technology and mass production. His contributions to these genres cannot be over-exaggerated, especially to the Fangoria generation of horror fanatics who watched in awe of Smith’s creations.  Smith’s influence on and mentoring of genre make-up artists such as Rick Baker and Rob Bottin inspired such classic films as An American Werewolf in London and John Carpenter’s The Thing.  All horror fans owe a debt of gratitude to Dick Smith’s imagination, creativity, and brilliance, which elevated the aesthetics of horror to the level of true art.  

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Pacific Rim Axehead Kaiju 7-Inch Ultra Deluxe Action Figure Coming in November

From the epic Pacific Rim movie! Axehead was originally a concept model for Trespasser, the first Kaiju to emerge from the breach. This Pacific Rim Axehead Kaiju 7-Inch Ultra Deluxe Action Figure is massive and fully articulated figure, featuring different sculpted head than the previous release along with updated deco and detail.

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The Shadow Over Innsmouth: A Review

The Shadow Over Innsmouth 

STORY BY

Ron Marz

ART BY

Ivan Rodriguez

COVER BY

Matthew Dow Smith

PUBLISHER:

Dynamite Entertainment

This highly entertaining one shot brings together two pulp icons in a perfect amalgam of eldritch terror and bullet flying mayhem.  Millionaire playboy Lamont Cranston and his feisty gal Friday Margo Lane are diverted to the shunned seaport of Innsmouth, where monstrous secrets may be masking much more earthly crimes.  There has been speculation that when Lovecraft wrote “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” he purposely made it more action orientated to appeal to a larger market, and so Ron Marz’s injecting of the shoot first, ask questions later heroics of The Shadow into the atmospheric environment of Innsmouth makes perfect sense. Ivan Rodriguez’s depiction of the architecture of Innsmouth is so real you’ll smell the fish, and his renderings of the altered denizens of the town are suitably icky.  Although the ending is corny, it is exactly the kind of ending one would have read in Amazing Stories or heard on an episode of The Shadow radio show. Here’s hoping that Marz and Rodriguez bring The Shadow back into Arkham County because there is plenty of evil in the hearts of Cthulhu worshippers, Starry Wisdom cultists, and the Whately family. 

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Deadworld – Quite Possibly The Best Zombie Comic Ever

by: Rob Caprilozzi

 

What if I told you that the best zombie comic of all time may NOT be The Walking Dead? Intrigued? Hope so. The comic I am talking about made its debut in the 1980’s and STILL published to this very day, Deadworld.

The best way to describe Deadworld to a newbie is “The Walking Dead” meets “Hellraiser.” If you think that Deadworld is trying to cash in on both franchises remember this, Deadworld debuted first.

In this article I hope to bring readers up to date with the series and open horror comic fans eyes to one of the most underrated zombie comic series out there. We hope you enjoy this special feature.

Before there was The Walking Dead there was the critically acclaimed DeadWorld comic book series.

A supernatural plague has been unleashed on the world. The dead return to walk the earth…but this is no standard zombie story. The dead are just soldiers for those who have crossed the Gateway. The leader zombies are intelligent, sadistic, and in addition to having a hankering for flesh, enjoy the tortuous ordeals they put the surviving humans through.

Leader of the zombies is the intelligent, Harley riding, sarcastic being known as King Zombie. Killing humans is just a sideline to his cruel methods as he seeks to find a way to open the gates permanently and take over the earth.

Deadworld is a horror comic that attacks the zombie menace from a different perspective. In addition to having intelligent zombies with a goal and mission, Deadworld is also exploring the human interactions as mankind finds itself facing extinction. While some groups organize in the best interests of self-preservation, others use this as an opportunity to explore their own self deluded dreams.

Deadworld is not just a zombie story, it is a story of survival and human perseverance. As the characters we come across struggle to adjust to this new world…this Deadworld…they find the nature of humanity as well. And it isn’t necessarily a pretty sight. But in a real world (even one that is set in a fictional setting such as this), it is expected that not all humans will have the same agenda…and not all humans will instantly bond with each against a common menace.

Deadworld is a story of horror…of survival…of hope and despair. It is an ongoing saga of modern man facing his darkest side…where science and technology are no longer his allies…where his power of reasoning is no longer his weapon alone. Deadworld is death, yet life.

 

Section 1: The Characters

 

King Zombie

At first, just one of the intelligent zombies, he soon began to take control over the others. Nothing is known of his previous existence but clues have been dropped that he may have been the person known as Fiderman. His favored mode of travel is a Harley-Davidson but he has also used a skeletal horse, trains, and other means. He is brutal, sarcastic, and un-ending in his quest to take control of this world.

Demon Lord

The supposed ruler of the Deadworld, the incomplete opening of the gates left him weak. He later split into two entities, the force known as Amy and the human form of an imbecile called Percy. However, even when merged, he couldn’t regain full power and was incapacitated by King Zombie.  He has not shown up again so whether he is still an entity is unknown.

Grakken

Strong and powerful creatures that served as the personal weapons of King Zombie. Very fast, these creatures are eyeless, have four arms, and a long reptilian like tail. Originally six came over the first time and more came when the gate was forced open partially. The second batch were bigger and stronger and may have been adults.  The grakken seem to be manifestations of creatures from the ‘other side’ blended with animals here, even humans.

Amy

The supernatural entity of the Demon Lord which inhabited a number of bodies before joining up with Percy to become the Demon Lord Master.  At first lost and aimless, “Amy” was seeking her other half to become complete.  The other half proved to be Percy but even when merged, there was not enough of the dark force to restore full power and apparently, Amy and Percy together met their demise at the hands of King Zombie who has taken control of the entire zombie force.

Vamp

Nothing is known of her first existence. She appeared as a necrophiliac zombie that took an immediate liking to Bowker. She was killed by Dead-Killer but came back in the tattooed form of a young woman. Then she was killed by Bowker. Taking over the body of a dying soldier, she found another female form and had the figure tattooed in an attempt to appease Bowker. She continues to take over new bodies and each time, tattoos them in order to create a testimony to her “life”.

Mosaic

Mosaic is a semi-intelligent zombie.  Nothing is known of his past but he has a rudimentary understanding that he is a zombie and he craves live flesh…but not to eat but rather to strip it off and sew it onto himself.  In a vain effort to capture life, Mosaic believes that he can return to life if he has live skin.  At the end of Restoration, it is discovered that he was “created” by the twisted doctor now known as Beezlebub.

   

Dan

Dan was one of the original teens on the schoolbus that introduced Deadworld.  During the zombie siege on the riverboat, Dan was hit by the dark force that King Zombie is seemingly composed of and it seemed to give him a sixth sense… the ability to sense zombies.  Over the series, Dan has maintained his independence and is essentially a loner, although he has recently captured Deake but is not sure of what the value of Deake is.

Joe

Joey is the younger brother of John and relished the idea of killing zombies until he began to realize the horror of it all.  He has been separated from his brother for a long time and at times has been hooked up with Dan and also the lepers.  He joined the kid group known as the Scavengers who struggle to survive on their own.  He has had to grow up fast in this new world.

Donna

Donna was one of the original teens and had a budding relationship with Dan but that was more of a case of teen love.  However, as events have unfolded, Donna has been impacted more than most humans surviving.  Separated from the others, she was captured by a motorcycle gang and then later forced to service the soldiers at Safe Haven. She was killed by Mosaic but resuscitated soon after but it was too late as the Vamp had taken over her body.  As the entity known as Tattoo, Donna and Vamp shared the same body as half human/half zombie until just recently when they were separated but it is unknown at this time if Donna has recuperated fully.

Deake

An eccentric genius, Deake has explored the dark arts and some say he is the one that opened the gates that allowed the dark force ton enter the planet and give rise to the dead.  However, no one knows for sure if that is Deake’s belief or if it actually happened as it isn’t sure what unleashed the dead.  But just in case, Deake has become an important pawn in the struggle between the living and dead as King Zombie wants him so he can close this world off from the living once and for all, and of course, the scientists want him so they can prevent that.  Deake may be the key to everything…or may be just a crazed old man.

Bowker

Bower is the ultimate survivor.  First he served as the henchman of Moloch but soon found himself doing the same for the zombies, specifically King Zombie. He travels between the living and dead quite easily and understands the motivation on each side.  The question with Bowker is whether he truly is just out for his own survival or is he playing some kind of master game, one that only he comprehends. 

Moloch

One of the first leaders of the humans, Moloch seeks to re-establish civilization but under his terms, of course.  He has built a rag-tag army but one of mixed loyalties.  He continues to try and establish a stronghold that can hold off the zombies and at the same time, find a way to expand his power.  He knows King Zombie is the key to ending it all and he understands the importance of Deake.  His mistress is Reyna, and some think it is she that actually rules things.

Mike Hunter

Mike was one of the teens on the bus that first introduced us to Deadworld.  Self appointed leader of the group but not really listened to.  He was jealous of Dan’s natural leadership and relationship with Donna.  After his capture in Safe Haven (the Slaughterhouse), he was a victim of the leprosy experimentation and became a leper. He finally earned the respect of others as he was the leader, after Rand, of the Lepers.  He was killed at the end of War of the Dead by the woman he loved, Donna who at that time was half zombie and half human

Dead Killer

Dead Killer is not known to have any other name and he doesn’t refer to himself as that but as his legend grew, it was what he was called.  Nothing is known about his past but when the zombie apocalypse came, he saw it as a way of testing himself and he hunted zombies for sport.  Now he realizes the stakes are much higher and he has his sights set on eliminating the King Zombie once and for all.

Reyna

Reyna is the consort of Moloch, the anointed leader of the city in the area where Deadworld currently takes place.  She has learned to use her charm and beauty to get what she wants.  At first, it was for simple survival but she has learned to ply her skills to put herself in a position of power.  However, leading a life of manipulation has left her with no one to trust and no one trusts her either.

 

Section 2: The Comics

There have been many issues of Deadworld, but where is the right place to start to get the whole story?

We have worked with the writer of Deadworld, Gary Reed to put together a list of Deadworld titles that are easy to find, won’t cost a fortune, and will give you the complete story to catch you up to date on this epic zombie tale.

 

Deadworld: Requiem For The World

DEADWORLD: REQUIEM FOR THE WORLD 1
Deadworld rebooted!  A supernatural holocaust is  unleashed  and a group of teens look for safety and sanity in this zombie plagued world.  When they come across an even greater threat than the walking dead—-intelligent zombies—they realize just how bleak things are.  See why this was hailed as one of the essential horror titles of the last 25 years by From the Tomb Magazine.        

DEADWORLD: REQUIEM FOR THE WORLD 2
The new introduction to Deadworld continues as the teens, venturing in a school bus, find they may have a way out of their current predicament.  They can survive the intelligent King Zombie but only if they agree to an exchange…one of their own in order to gain safety.  Deadworld has been called the “grand-daddy” of all zombie comics by the review site, Super Heavy Weight Comics.           

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Official Teaser Released for ‘The Night Visitor 2’

The official teaser has been released for ‘The Night Visitor 2’.

The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story is a sci-fi thriller that runs parallel to the original The Night Visitor, telling the story of Heather (Carmichael), a special young girl who must protect her family and the planet from the same other-earthly being. The sequel delves deeper into the mysteries that plagued the Stevens family and their son, Ricky, with the help of psychic and medium Daniel (Coffey).

Starring: Caitlin Carmichael, Mark Gantt, Chip Coffey, Brianne Davis, Gary Cairns, Vedette Lim, Hudson Pischer with Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc.

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Trailer Revealed for ‘The Jokesters’

The official trailer has been revealed for ‘The Jokesters.’

The movie is described as:
Four friends prank a Cabin in the Woods nightmare on their friend’s honeymoon so well that it actually becomes The Cabin in the Woods horror in real life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2M4KpbATlE

‘Sharknado: The Video Game’ Now Available for iOS

Developer Other Ocean (Dark Void Zero, #IDARB, NBA Rush), in partnership with publisher Majesco Entertainment Company, today announced that Sharknado: The Video Game is now available for download on iOS. Based on the film sequel “Sharknado: The Second One,” players assume the lead role as Fin as they race to destroy a series of shark-infested tornadoes threatening New York City in this thrilling action-adventure game. The game is available in North America starting today for $2.99, in anticipation of the film’s Syfy premiere on July 30.

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